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AP-NORC poll: Asteroid watch more urgent than Mars trip

Jun. 20, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research ,...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 20, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAN SHOOTS DOWN US DRONE AMID SPIRALING TENSIONS The Revolutionary Guard says it took down the drone over Iranian airspace, while U.S. officials tell the AP that the downing happened over international...

Street outside NASA's DC office renamed for 'Hidden Figures'

Jun. 13, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The street outside of NASA's headquarters has been renamed "Hidden Figures Way" to honor the African American women who served as "human computers" in the effort to send humans to the moon. News outlets report dignitaries gathered Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to unveil the new street...

Canadian Radarsat satellites launched aboard SpaceX rocket

Jun. 12, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program were launched into orbit from California on Wednesday aboard a reused SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket lifted off from fog-shrouded Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:17 a.m. and arced over the Pacific west...

The Latest: 3 Canadian Radarsat satellites placed in orbit

Jun. 12, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the launch of three Canadian satellites from California (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program have been deployed into orbit after they were launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The...

Long-distance trip: NASA opening space station to visitors

Jun. 7, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — You've heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit? NASA announced Friday that the orbiting outpost is now open for business to private citizens, with the first visit expected to be as early as next year. There is a catch, though: You'll need to raise your own cash,...

China launches 1st rocket from mobile platform in Yellow Sea

Jun. 5, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday launched a rocket from a mobile platform at sea for the first time, sending a five commercial satellites and two others containing experimental technology into space. The Long March 11 rocket blasted off from a launch pad aboard a commercial ship in the Yellow Sea off the...

Prosperity, repression mark China 30 years after Tiananmen

Jun. 3, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China's economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression in the country is harsher than many who watched those events would have anticipated. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in re-education camps without...

Report: NASA's major projects busting budgets, schedules

May. 30, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's major projects are busting budgets and schedules like never before, according to a congressional watchdog agency. The U.S. Government Accountability Office reported Thursday that NASA's major projects are more than 27 percent over baseline costs and the average launch...

Trump thanks Turkey for release of US scientist

May. 30, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is thanking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH'-jehp TY'-ihp UR'-doh-wahn) for the release of a Turkish-American scientist imprisoned in Turkey for nearly three years. Serkan Golge, a NASA scientist, was on a family visit in southern Turkey when he was...